Our second annual The Big Issue Top 100 Changemakers list has arrived. In this week’s Big Issue magazine, we recognise those doing what they can to make things better in Britain and beyond. Growing from our weekly Changemakers feature, these are the righteous people and organisations who are grabbing challenges that the world is presenting and navigating a way through them.
We’ve selected 100 Changemakers who we believe will change things in 2020. There are campaigners and campaigns run by groups; there are people working in tech and in business, in music and the arts, in literacy, sport and in charities and social policy. Our list features many people who you wouldn’t normally hear about, plus a number who you do.
Our criteria are simple: this is about investment in a better future for all.
— Paul McNamee (@PauldMcNamee) January 3, 2020
Included in the rundown you’ll find profiles on Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, Chief Fire Officer and Big Issue Ambassador; Rutger Bregman, historian and author; Streetwise Opera; Ross Kemp; Geoff Horsfield, former Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion striker; and Tiny Changes, the mental health support charity set-up in memory of Scott Hutchison, frontman of the band Frightened Rabbit, who died by suicide in 2018.
Editor Paul McNamee said: “This is the second time we have dedicated an entire edition of the magazine to celebrating 100 awe-inspiring people and organisations who we believe are changing the world in significant ways and giving us all hope for the future.